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, a live picture of the white house briefing room where president obama is set to make a statement. we'll bring it to you as soon as the president speaks. >>> earlier this afternoon, the announcement came from jacob zuma. he announced the crusaders death at a somber press conference. fellow south africans, nelson mandela brought us together and together we will bid him farewell. he was suffering from lung problems since he contracted tuberculosis on robin island. recent months, he's been in and out of the hospital. his family wished he had been home and, in fact, that is where he spent his last dais. >> again, we are awaiting comments from the white house and president obama. we will bring you the president's comments, his statement as soon as he makes them. >>> meanwhile, big changes coming in the forecast. >> here is veronica with a check of what we have coming our way this weekend. veronica? >> the last couple weeks, the temperatures have been up and down, seesawing. the air is going to stay cold. don't expect the 60s. the other thing i have been tracking is the sizable storm system
. >> the news was followed by president obama at the white house. >> we've lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings any of us will share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. >> part of ap emotional appearance late today by president obama in the white house briefing room. nbc news correspondent based in south africa was outside the mandela home when the news broke and remains there tonight and ro hip, all night tonight we have seen video of people gathering to sing and celebrate the life of nelson mandela, while it's important to remember a lot of south africans are still going to wake up to the sad news in the morning. >> reporter: that's right, brian. it is in credcredibly early in morning here, almost 2:00 o'clock and many south africans haven't heard the news yet. a few hundred of those who have came down here to nelson mandela's home they gathered around singing songs of the anti-apartheid struggle, singing it in all 12 language,multi cultural multi racial musical celebration of the rainbow nation. one of the
. >>> the white house is confirming this afternoon that president obama will travel next week to south africa to join in the memorials to nelson mandela. there's been an outpouring for the man that led one nation and inspired others. steve handelsman is on capitol hill with that part of the coverage. steve? >> reporter: thank you. the grieving here in washington echoes south africa. the memory of nelson mandela is burning brightly. south africans are beginning ten days of good-byes. americans feel the loss. >> ohio and here at this time is just overwhelming. >> reporter: at the south african embassy in washington, hundreds are coming to pay their respects. >> i'm not sure obama would be president without mandela. >> he's changed not only south africa, but the world. everybody united today. >> reporter: apartheid was his mission. he brought white jailers to his presidential inauguration in >> reporter: the white house announced president obama will go to south africa joining world leaders and south africans for the funeral of nelson mandela. there will be a major memorial remembrance service h
:00 here on nbc 4. >>> the white house is decked out for the holidays today. first lady michelle obama invited military families to come inside and take a look at the 2013 holiday decorations. there they are. this year's theme is gather around. a celebration of coming together with loved ones at this special time of year as well as sharing the stories of classic american holiday traditions. mrs. obama says she likes to watch children enjoying the wonderful glory of the white house during the holidays. >> some of the best times are watching the face of the kids and looking at the ornaments. >> they include holiday crafts and treats for the children. the first family came into the room to greet the kids and knocked over a 2-year-old girl. he licked her face in an apparent apology. sunny's first white house christmas there. >> we're sure that lick made up for knocking her down. >>> we are getting new details about the death of actor paul walker. what we just learned from the medical examiner and how the actor's death will impact the popl popular "fast & furious" franchise. >>> first at 4:
lean and carlos santana. earlier in the day president obama hosted them at the white house. you can watch the kennedy center honors later this month. >>> an iconic picture is emerging this morning from the winter storm and it comes from a football game. take a look at this. detroit lion calvin johnson catches a pass during the game in philadelphia and comes up, there, face full of snow. how about that. >> what could he have done, though? nothing. >> johnson's helmet gets dragged through a couple inches of snow there, gets most of it lodged in his facemask. how can you play in that? look at that. >> he held on to the ball. protected the ball. the ball is still there. >> do what you have to do. >> they played the entire game like this, whiteout conditions, could barely see what was going on. made for some good signs. >> that's what the million dollar salary will do for you. >>> give yourself plenty of extra time this morning. ice is in a lot of places from the windshield of your car to some streets and sidewalks. >>> and a live look now from the first 4 traffic live drive cam. we are on the
. >> president obama held a youth summit at the white house. he's urging young people to spread the word about health insurance coverage and to buy some under the affordable care act. now that the website is working well, people should sign up even if they don't think they need insurance. he said he felt the same way in his late 20s. >> aside from the occasional basketball injury, you know, most of the time i felt like i had nothing to worry about. that's what most people think until they have something to worry about. >> and president obama said often it's too late by them. >>> how many ambulances and fire trucks does d.c. have to respond to emergencies is being questioned tonight. and the fire chief is in the hot seat trying to come up with answers. >>> and we'll try to find out why some people ended up the talk of the town. >> it was a little bit crazy in here for a while. there was a whole crowd like watching them >>> shopkeepers in one springfield shopping area are still talking tonight about an unexpected intruder. >> along with the black friday crowds, a deer got into huntsman square hi
for adoption through the bull terrier rescue league of virginia. >>> tonight the white house is recognizing the incredible sacrifices our men and women in uniform make. first lady michelle obama invited service members and their children to the white house today to show off this year's christmas decorations. the tree in the blue room is dedicated to military families who often don't get the chance to spend the holidays with their loved ones. >> they aren't always able to make it home to see grandma and grandpa. as a consequence they have to find new ways to make the season bright. >> reporter: the first lady went into mommy mode during the event wiping one girl's sweater and soothing a 2-year-old who got knocked over by the first family's newest dog. the little girl was just fine and she even got a big old wet kiss from the dog. they made up. >> yeah. >> aw. >> it's tough. >> probably one of the most popular guests at the party. >> for sure. >> i would say. >>>m we're about to have kind of a wild ride, aren't we? >> i'm not sure i'm a popular guest nowadays after what i've got coming in. to
of a chevy, a horse-drawn carriage wry arrives at the north portico, carrying the official white house christmas tree for 2013. first lady michelle obama followed tradition, along with her daughters and puppies, and send the gift of an 18.5-foot tall douglas fir from a tree farm in leighton, pennsylvania. >> the best part of the holiday season. check it out. >> reporter: presidents and first ladies have been welcoming christmas trees the white house for more than a century. delivering gift of greenery for the historic blue room from the national christmas tree association became a bona fied trapped commission 1966, one welcomed by every first couple from the reagans to the obamas. and every year, the delivery happens with much anticipation and a crowd of media with snapping cameras and extended microphones. but this year, a moment perhaps like most any american family. >> so, what do you think? >> love it. >> all right. we will keep it. >> in washington, aaron gilchrist, news4. >>> here is look at the holiday decorations inside the white house now. the first lady hosted military famili
the appeal. >>> a big red ribbon is hanging to raise awareness of hiv and aids. president obama spoke from the white house about the progress made in fighting this disease and pledging that america will continue to lead the world in finding a cure. the president said that $100 million will go towards an nih project to find new treatments. >>> if we stay focused, if we keep fighting and honor the memory of those we have lost, if we summon the same courage they have displayed by insisting however long it takes, i believe we are going win this fight. >> the president also reminded people that the affordable care act will allow people to get tested for aids free of charge. a u.s. initiative started under president bush helped treat tloz to 7 million people with aids in africa. despite that, plenty of work needs to be done in this country. more than 1 million people still live with that disease and one in five americans don't know they have hiv. prince george's county has one of the highest aids rates in the state of maryland. as our bureau reporter, zachary kiesch tells us, they are taking ste
it. asked, what else are they hiding? here at the white house was a defiant president obama. he said he's learned not to make what he called wild promises about obama care, but he checks every day. he knows the website and the plan, as a whole now, are working. >> we know the demand is there and we know that the product on these marketplaces is good. the bottom line is, this law is working and will work into the future. i have always said, i will work with anybody to implement and improve this law effectively. you got good ideas? bring them to me. let's go. but, we are not repealing it as long as i'm president. [ applause ] >> reporter: back to the website, one of the biggest known remaining problems is the back end of healthcare.gov. after you click and decide what you want, the part of the system that sends your order to the insurance companies, sends an 834 file. washington post and others reported as many as a third of those have been unable to be used by the insurance carrier. the white house, today, flatly denied that number was that high and it's nowhere near that bad now. the
. what could cause the price >>> president obama back at the white house right now after a brand-new interview at a local university. >> chris matthews, host of "hardball" is here to talk about his exclusive interview. >> you played hardball with the president down from our station. we imagine you talked about health care. >> i did. i got the question people are really asking. the poll numbers are down everywhere. it's a sense the government isn't being tightly controlled. people aren't getting follow through. getting it executed was a problem. i asked what the management system is. i asked him about, you know, this dysfunction in washington, it's the number one concern right now. politicians can't do their job and compromise. we are under strict -- in terms of his words. he was wonderful, when i heard the speech, it seemed parallel to what pope francis is saying with economic justice, especially the poor people. he was really, i'm sure he never said this before. he started talking about what it meant to him and what he's in politics for and why. later on, he gave a portrait of p
and justice prevail. >> reporter: the white house announced president obama will go to south africa joining world leaders and south africans for the funeral of nelson mandela. >> there's a major memorial at the national cathedral for this foreign leader held in high esteem for many americans. i'm steve handelsman news 4. >>> we are getting word reverend >>> brand-new reaction coming in from one of the most well known figures in capetown on the day of mandela's release from prison. pat lawson muse has it. >> jesse jackson just wrapped up a press conference. back in 1990 he was speaking at a church service outside capetown shortly before mandela was released. tonight, jackson is praising mandela's non-violence stance in fighting racism. >> and he is delighted in some sense. he said to me trs ago that he was captured. he would have rather been captured 27 years than have on his hands people from a hospital and school. he could not reconcile with his son shens. that was the soul of the man. >> a delegation from his rain bow push coalition. we just learned that in new york city to
, president obama has ordered flags to be flown at half staff at the white house and all publi buildings. >> tonight, the tributes in his honor. but let's begin with more on the growing crowds outside mandela's home in johannesburg. >>> nelson mandela's suburban mansion in johannesburg. the crowds have been building the last few hours, singing songs of the anti-apartheid struggle, singing the south african national anthem. late in the evening, the south african president went on national television and broke the news. and in doing so, broke the hearts of millions of south africans. >> our nation has lost its greatest son. our people have lost a father. >> nelson mandela went into hospital six months ago, first seriously ill, then critically ill, then he was returned to his home here in september where he was receiving the same level of care as he did in the hospital. so this day was not unpredictable, but painful nonetheless. the father of this nation, nelson mandela, dead at the age of 95. nbc news, johannesburg. >> our team coverage continues tonight with shamari stone. he's live outsi
in the u.s. president obama has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff at the white house and on all public buildings through monday night, also at all u.s. embassies. much more on nelson mandela in just a moment. >>> we'll be watching the view outside go through quite a few changes today with the rain moving in. your first forecast you now. storm team 4 meteorologist amelia segal is in for tom this morning. >>> rain moved through the area overnight. for the most part right now most of the area is dry. you can see some showers back around the i-81 corridor including winchester. the d.c. metro area is dry right now. i think for a good portion of the early morning hours it will remain that way. so the commute in to work this morning shouldn't be too bad. you are dealing with wet roads but, again, i think the chance you are actually dealing with with rain will be slim. as we get into the midday and afternoon hours, expect a better chance of rain. keep the umbrella handy all day. also expect a change in temperatures. right now we're in the 60s. 66 in college park. 61 in washington. but t
as the nation mourns its former president, nelson mandela. flags are also at half staff at the white house this morning. president obama and the first lady will be going to south africa on tuesday. and former presidents jimmy carter and bill clinton will also be going to south africa this week. nelson mandela will be laid to rest this week. charlene hunter-gault who worked for npr during nelson mandela's presidency, and from new york, special correspondent tom brokaw. here is tom back in 1990 interviewing nelson mandela after he was released from prison. it's a great photo. the reverend jesse jackson is here, one of the first people to greet mandela after he was released from prison. what a great day that was. we'll talk about it. and he wrote a book entitled "mandela's way." and charles ogletree who marched for mandela's freedom and subsequently met with him several times. welcome to all of you. it's a great privilege to have this conversation. i want to begin in south africa with charlene hunter-gault and have her set the scene with this national period of mourning and reflection and cel
, honorees will be hosted by president obama at the white house. shirley mcclan, billy joel, carlos santana, herbie hancock. >>> out of northwest, d.c. police are investigating a fatal shooting a few blocks from military road. they arrived at the scene on 9th and sheridan at 9:00 last night and immediately found a man lying dead on the ground. officials have not released the identity of the man or any leads on the suspect. >> a little more than an hour ago, several roads intersecting with as pen road in rockville are closed due to an accident overnight. officers closed off the area at 1:00 this morning when they received a call of a single car accident. the roadways are expected to reopen soon. two people are dead and six others are in the hospital after a serious accident in prince george's county. two children are among those hurt. the accident happened at central avenue and shady glen drive 11:00 last night. police officers had to cut some of the victims out of the vehicle. at last check, one of the children is in serious condition. the other is listed in critical condition. >>> this mor
. and bent the arc of the moral universe toward justice. >> president obama reflecting just about an hour ago from the white house on the passing of nelson mandela. jim, back to you. >> thank you. zachary kiesch looks back at the life and legacy of nelson mandela. >> i cherish the idea of a new south africa where all south african s are equal. >> reporter: nelson mandela, revolutionary and politician became the first black president from south africa from 1994 to  1999. >> that is really the centerpiece of the day when south africa took a completely different turn as a country that was doomed for bloodshed and violence and the destruction of humanity. >> reporter: his impact on improving race relations was profound. it was his past experiences that demonstrated his true character, his courage, a journey that sealed his legacy around the world. in 1962, mandela, a lawyer, was arrested and convicted of trying to overthrow the government. his punishment, 27 years in prison. >> resilience in the case of mr. mandela, to be bowed and change yourself for the better. >> reporter: he regained freedom
will go on as scheduled. prior to the big event, president obama will host the honorees during a reception at the white house. actress shirley macclaine, billy joel, herbie hancock. >>> helping us to tell the story. >> these are some of the images viewers like you have been sending to us all morning long. we want to see some more. >>> she spent most of her life in foster care and is now close to aging out. >> a quick learner with a lot of interests and would do well with a family who could help figure out her future. barbara harrison has her story. >> i'm barbara harrison. this is dawn. she'll be our instructor today. >> nice to meet you. >> here at the studio of dance in gaithersburg, dawn, one of the instructors at the store, was ready to give trenise a lesson in hip hop dance. it's one of the many creators arts that she dreams of mastering some day. her social workers say she's great. >> she's a very talented young lady. she loves to dance. >> go step, slide, step. >> she learns quickly. but without a family to encourage the development of her many talents, this was her first real dance
, but this note, the site cannot handle a surge of users. the white house says 375,000 logged on between midnight and noon. >> we want to make sure their experience is vastly improved. >> reporter: it was this weekend in northern virginia. obama care navigators got people logged in and signed up. >> this was my third time on the website, you know, the first time i couldn't get through, the second time i didn't know how to navigate it correctly. this time, i didn't notice any glitches. >> reporter: january 1st, american who is think they bought coverage might be surprised. they are sending sign up files to insurance companies. >> if health plans don't receive complete and accurate enrollment files, consumers may not be enrolled and coverage would not begin. >> reporter: the white house says preventing that is top priority with less than a month to get the system right. administration sources tell cnbc they have narrowed the problem to something involving mistranslating social security numbers. now that they know what's causing healthcare.gov to kick out junkie files to keep those they think they c
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